Kelly Rohrbach, who will be playing the Pam Anderson role in the upcoming Baywatch movie … the new smoking age in Hawaii is 21 … “Brazil faces political and economic disaster” … was the Death Star too big to fail? … … Sam Champion returns to GMA! Sort of … warning, depressing: “Crying is literally the only thing we are born knowing how to do” … Millennials have negative views on churches and the news media … “What Patton Oswalt Got Right In His ‘Star Wars 7’ Rant” … your cable news winner again in 2015: Fox News, for the 14th straight year … loser internet personality with 1.6 million likes on his Facebook page got arrested in Charlottesville … new GOP poll from NBC News – Trump leads Cruz by a wide margin, with Rubio 3rd … reading this, the first thing you’ll want to do is send it to your tax guy … “if a man has an orgasm at least 21 times a month, he’ll then have a 22% lower risk of prostate cancer” … Meredith Vieria’s talk show has been cancelled after two seasons …
Kansas 109, Oklahoma 106 in a thrilling triple overtime game. Buddy Hield was incredible for the Sooners, scoring 46 points, but he got tired down the stretch and had two late turnovers. [Oklahoman]
After 50 years of writing about sports, columnist Randy Galloway is retiring. [Star-Telegram]
Long, but exceptionally good: “How a beloved Desert Hot Springs chef died as a motorcycle gang member.” [Desert Sun]
Ratings for the NHL’s Winter Classic hit an all-time low. [SI]
Must-read story about how an NBA writer was racially profiled and arrested in Portland. [Cleveland.com]
Jason Whitlock with an interesting angle on the Tamir Rice situation. [J. School]
Sam Bradford had a pretty good year with the Eagles, so maybe he’s their guy? I’d say who cares, Chip Kelly is gone … but maybe they’ll make a splashy hire. [Philly.com]
Cam Newton really did name is son Chosen. That’s … something. Chosen Newton. [Charlotte Observer]
Please carve out some time today to read this piece on Scores strippers in NYC. [Vulture]
Rick Mount, one of the best players in Purdue’s basketball history, finally returned to Purdue over the weekend. [Indy Star]
Brad Kaaya has an NFL future, but the Miami QB went through an ugly concussion scare this past season. [Palm Beach Post]
UMass made the leap to Big-Time D1 football and … things aren’t going very smoothly. [Boston Globe]
It’s NFL draft season! Everyone excited? Range.
A month late on Adele’s “Hello” in the movies, but it’s good.
Wait for the spin move backhand knockdown. Oh wait, this is a football player!